Extreme Punishment

Comparative Studies in Detention, Incarceration and Solitary Confinement

  • Keramet Reiter
  • Alexa Koenig

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Prisons and Penology book series (PSIPP)

About this book


This ground-breaking collection examines the erosion of the legal boundaries traditionally dividing civil detention from criminal punishment. The contributors empirically demonstrate how the mentally ill, non-citizen immigrants, and enemy combatants are treated like criminals in Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States.


Punishment Prisons Detention Guantanamo Supermax Isolation Solitary Immigration Mental Illness Criminology Crime Penology Sociology Human Rights crime criminology ecology human rights immigration Institution migration punishment sociology

Editors and affiliations

  • Keramet Reiter
    • 1
  • Alexa Koenig
    • 2
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaIrvineUSA
  2. 2.University of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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